The Scenic Lavender Field

This Scenic Lavender Field Is The UK’s Latest Instagram Trend

Always on the hunt for an amazing place to add to your Instagram? Forget about Stonehenge or Big Ben – the most beautiful backdrop in England right now is a colourful lavender farm.

Mayfield Lavender farm is going viral across the UK, with visitors flocking to its pretty fields from all over the country in a bid to get a snap with the purple blooms.

The 25 acre lavender farm with café and shop is in Banstead, Surrey – approximately 15 miles from Central London.

How amazing are these photos?

The latest must-have Instagram photo in England is this beautiful lavender farm…


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The lavender normally starts to bloom towards the middle to end of June; the peak time is July and August, so now is perfect.

Instagrammers are posting amazing photos posing among the lavender field. FYI though, while casual “fun” photos are fine, the farm states that if you wish to visit the farm for “the purposes of wedding/portrait photography or any other commercial photography then you will be required to register at the shop and pay a small fee before you commence.”

As for drones? You’ll need to ask in writing first. You also must have both a certificate of Approval from the Civil Aviation Authority and a certificate of Public Liability Insurance.

The #MayfieldLavender hashtag has over 20,000 hits


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Visitors are not allowed to pick lavender from the field but can buy pre-cut bunches from the farm store. The owner of the farm says that the popularity of the fields means that staff have to pick up extra rubbish, and visitors are no longer able to have picnics in the field.

It’s all to preserve the lavender farm as much as possible.

It’s become so popular that the Mayfield Lavender farm recently posted on its website advising people to “avoid” visiting on the weekends “if possible,” as those days “tend to be the busiest.”

The farm is open from now until September 1st 2019, seven days per week from 9am to 6pm (Last entry for cars is 5.45pm).  Entrance costs £2.50 per adult, so it’s a bargain for such a beautiful sight.


Sarah Clayton-Lea

Co-founder of Big 7 Travel, Sarah created the company through her passion for championing the world's best food and travel experiences. Before her career in digital media, where she previously held roles such as Editor of Food&Wine Ireland, Sarah worked in the hospitality industry in Dublin and New York.

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